Maui is one of my favorite islands. From the road to Hana, to Haleakala, to the Seven Sacred Pools, there is always too much to do and see for the amount of time I have. Our beach-side condo had incredible views.
No trip to Italy is complete without seeing Venice. Getting lost in the winding streets and bridges is half the fun. Hearing Vivaldi in a centuries-old church was a highlight, as was a romantic, canal-side dinner watching gondolas pass by. Our hotel was a 500 year old palace built on one of the smaller canals. We stumbled upon the mask shop where all of the masks for Eyes Wide Shut were made.